• Ranbir mocks himself for repeatedly shifting houses in the last one year

    See what the actor had to say when asked about his housewarming party

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  • Maruti Suzuki to foray into LCV with Super Carry priced Rs 4.1 lakh

    The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) will start selling its first Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) under the Super Carry brand priced up to Rs 4.11 lakh from the end of next month, marking its foray into the segment in the domestic market. Initially, the vehicle will be sold in three cities - Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Ludhiana - priced at Rs 4.03 lakh, Rs 4.11 lakh and Rs 4.01 lakh respectively, MSI said in a statement. "Super Carry is designed and developed on basis of detailed research and understanding of customer requirements. We are confident Super Carry will enhance the profitability of our customers," MSI Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), R S Kalsi said. The vehicle

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  • Arvind Kejriwal's madness: Just persecution complex, or is there method to it?

    Arvind Kejriwal seems to suffer from a persecution complex. For a man who received the most thumping mandate in Indian electoral history, he could have shown a greater amount of confidence and self-assurance. But he has been consistently railing about how everyone — and especially Narendra Modi — is out to get him and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government. His latest salvo takes the cake. In a message to party workers put out on YouTube, Kejriwal, possibly rattled by the number of cases being filed against AAP MLAs and leaders for sundry alleged offences, was at his worst: “Insiders have told us that Modiji is very frustrated with us and is very angry. So he is unable to think logically about

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  • Millionaire's US-returned son among terrorists killed in Dhaka raid

    NEW DELHI: Mohammad Shahzad Rouf, an MBA student in his twenties who loved to sing singer-filmmaker Anjan Dutt’s songs at family gatherings while strumming his guitar, has been identified as one of the nine alleged terrorists killed in Tuesday’s raid in Dhaka. After Bangladesh police uploaded the photographs on their Facebook page, the US-returned Rouf family identified Shahzad. Some relatives have said the family members are US citizens and Shahzad’s father is a “dollar millionaire” who supplies crowd-control gadgets and defence products to security forces in Bangladesh. The young man’s grandfather, Brigadier General Abdur Rouf, was chief of the intelligence service of the armed forces, they added.

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  • Bank strike to hit operations on Friday

    Chennai, July 28 (IANS) Banking operations will be impacted across the country on Friday with around 10 lakh bankers of 40 private and state-run banks striking work in protest against the central government's banking policies, a union leader said on Thursday. The unions in the banking sector had given the strike call protesting against the merger of the five associate banks of the State Bank of India (SBI) with SBI and the privatisation of IDBI Bank.

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  • Will Salman and Sanjay Dutt patch up tomorrow?

    Sanju baba has invited Sallu for his b’day bash

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  • GST Bill: Why swift Cabinet approval to changes is a commendable job by NDA

    A day after the meeting of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers raised its concerns about the GST Bill, the Cabinet cleared the changes in the Constitutional Amendment Bill in line with the demands made by the panel, clearing the way for the much-needed tax reform to be passed in the current Parliament session. The move by the Cabinet, chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi, is commendable for the swift action taken and shows the seriousness of the NDA government in taking up the reform process, according to experts. On Wednesday, the Cabinet approved the dropping of the 1 percent additional manufacturing tax and also provided guarantee to compensate states for any revenue loss in the first five years of the rollout of the proposed indirect tax regime.

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  • Purab Kohli Becomes The Owner Of A Rare Bike!

    Purab Kohli is someone who has always been an adventure lover, who has also hosted a lot of travel shows in the past. Riding bikes is what Purab has always loved. It is an adventure bike meant for tough routes and trips and Purab has booked it because he is planning to go on to some adventurous trips in the forthcoming months.

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  • Muttiah Muralitharan controversy: Off-spinner steps down from Cricket Australia role

    Legendary off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan who was at the centre of a heated controversy ahead of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia has reportedly stepped down from his spin-bowling consultant post, thus ending the spat that cropped up between Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and him. The Sri Lankan legend who is Test cricket's highest wicket-taker with 800 scalps, was employed by Cricket Australia to assist their spinners and help them prepare for the Test series. This did not go down well with SLC who accused him off berating the team manager and conducting a centre-wicket training session at the Pallekele Cricket Stadium without permission.

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  • Aadhar card row: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 p.m.

    New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 p.m. following uproar over Aadhar card being made compulsory for availing the benefits of government schemes.

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  • There will be 1.8 billion Indians by 2050. GM crops are the only way to feed them all

    There’s a food crisis looming over India. Farmers in the country currently lose some Rs50,000 crore ($5 billion) every year to pests and diseases. Droughts, coupled with a lack of irrigation facilities, are exacerbating the problem. Prices for pulses—a category of grains that includes lentils and chickpeas, which are staples for Indians—have been rising lately.…

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  • Fosun to buy KKR-backed Indian drugmaker for up to $1.3 billion

    By Sumeet Chatterjee and Zeba Siddiqui HONG KONG/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group Co Ltd has agreed to buy an 86 percent stake in Gland Pharma - backed by KKR & Co LP - for up to $1.3 billion, the largest acquisition of an Indian company from abroad this year. The deal, announced by the two sides on Thursday, is the first major move by the Fosun group since Guo Guangchang, founder of flagship holding firm Fosun International Ltd and one of China's best-known entrepreneurs, briefly went missing late last year. The acquisition, subject to regulatory approvals, would also underscore a positive outlook for drugmakers in India, which is a major global supplier and counts the United States as its largest export market, helped by lower manufacturing and labour costs.

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  • 403 road projects worth Rs 3.85 lakh crore pending: Nitin Gadkari

    NEW DELHI: As many as 403 road projects totalling Rs 3.85 lakh crore initiated during the UPA rule are pending due to a variety of reasons, Lok Sabha was informed today. Responding to supplementaries, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said by the next Parliament session, finality will be achieved regarding these projects -- either they will be restarted or terminated. He said work orders for the projects were issued before encroachments were removed or forest and environment clearance given. Gadkari said work has stopped in various projects and, in some cases, the companies given the contract are on the verge of being declared bankrupt. Banks were told to provide additional funds

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  • Monsoon rainfall likely to be normal this year: IMD

    PUNE: With reduced chances of La Nina weather event, the monsoon rainfall this year is likely to be normal and not 'above normal' as was predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). However, a CRISIL report says that there is still risk of excess rains and a good spread of rains over time and region in August can help increase GDP growth rate to 7.9% in FY 17, revive rural consumption and cool down the inflation. IMD in its second stage forecast issued in June had forecast the average rainfall to be 106% of the normal monsoon rainfall of 89 mm (with +/-4% model error). The met department will issue its second stage forecast in a couple of days. The July climate outlook issued by IMD's

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  • Why this generation won’t be as wealthy as the last one

    After nearly 70 years, America’s middle class is no longer growing.

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  • CST-Panvel fast line faces roadblock just ahead of bhumi pujan

    The CR's position will embarrass Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who recently declared that bids for the project would be invited soon. Even as the state government was planning a ground-breaking ceremony and the Railway Ministry was preparing to invite bids, the CST-Panvel elevated corridor has run into a road-block. Divisional Railway Manager Amitabh Ojha has written a letter to General Manager G C Agarwal, making it clear that the Rs 14,561-crore project cannot be executed, not at least with its current alignment. The letter, which has been reviewed by Mumbai Mirror, will come as a huge embarrassment to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who only recently declared that his ministry was in the process of inviting bids for the project.

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  • Feel offended when dancers are asked if they'll act: Shakti Mohan

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Popular contemporary dancer Shakti Mohan says she feels "offended" when people ask her if she is considering making her acting debut. While she is open to doing films, she is satisfied being a dancer. "I don't know why people don't ask actors that if they will become a dancer.

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  • Test Your Retirement IQ

    The decisions you make leading up to retirement, including how much to save, how to allocate your investments, when to take Social Security and how to anticipate your retirement expenses can make a big difference in your old age. Once you're in retirement, you'll need smart strategies for taking withdrawals and investing your resources so they last as long as you do. About 44% of workers take the benefit as soon as they are eligible, at age 62, and nearly 75% of retirees take benefits before full retirement age.

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  • Rain claims 12 lives in West Bengal

    The situation in north Bengal remains critical with more than 70,000 people displaced and living in relief camps. While 12 people have been reported dead due to rising water levels across the region, the state government is in talks with Bhutan to prevent water flowing in from the hill kingdom. “We’re in the process of talking to the Bhutanese government and find out ways to drain out excess water from River Bali and see to it that water does not get accumulated downstream in north Bengal. Excess water from Bhutan is flooding Dooars and neighbouring areas, adding to the severe situation,” said north Bengal Development Minister, Rabindranath Ghosh. The minister, who visited the affected areas

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